At least 100 people were injured when clashes broke out in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday morning. In Shopian districe, people set fire to the Mini Secretariat, the office of Deputy Commissioner. The clashes come at a time when an all-party delegation is discussing Valley’s prevailing situation.
As per an official, people in Penjoora village of Shopian tried to carry out a protest rally which was halted by the police, subsequently leading to a clash. Angered by the forces action, the people took to streets in Shopian town and burnt down the mini-secretariat that houses the district offices of several government departments including that of the district’s Deputy Commissioner.
“Twenty people were received in the district hospital alone and nine of them had serious injuries. We referred them to Srinagar. More patients are coming,” said a senior health official said wishing anonymity – as health officials have been banned from speaking to media.
Normal life in the Valley was paralysed for the 58th day as restrictions continued in the rest of the Valley which has been hit by violence since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani in July.